This week we feature a round up of integrative medical news published in the last 30 days. Prebiotics Support Beneficial REM Sleep and Reduced Stress Response Emergency Room Doctors Warn of “natural cures” that promote high-concentration peroxide cleanses. Lianhuaqingwen’s antiviral activity and immunomodulatory effects discovered on viral influenza infections. Integrative Medical News Round (more…) […]
Martha Stark, Speaker INFLAMMATION, COOLING THE HEAT, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. From the Today’s Practitioner archives. This is an interview with Dr Martha Stark, MD., a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a teaching and supervising analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Introduction Dr Stark is clinical instructor in […]
Can your patients learn to like healthy food? Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A new but small study, by Tufts University, shows that is may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Martha Stark, […]
Nearly three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care, according to three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Inactivity Linked […]
Why do patients resist prescriptive actions? Clearly their reasons are complex, reflecting intentional as well as nonintentional factors. Behavioral research suggests that people fail to follow prescriptive actions when they do not understand potential benefits, when they do not believe they can change, or when they (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet […]
Karin Whitney Cooke, RN, president and cofounder of Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats, Inc in Hawaii, is a cancer survivor and a registered nurse with 40 years of experience and research in allopathic as well as complementary and alternative medicines… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Martha Stark, MD: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger Insight-motivated Learning: […]
Objective • The research team intended to study the effects of meditation on stress-induced changes in physiological parameters, cognitive functions, intelligence, and emotional quotients.
With the development of modern medicine, an increasing awareness has developed regarding the limitations of a specialized and compartmentalized approach to clinical practice that largely ignores the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. Although contemporary medicine now accepts this interconnectedness, practitioners tend to think that the emotions play a (more…) RELATED ARTICLES